Los Angeles Clippers new owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night.
Blake Griffin scored 35 points and Chris Paul added 34.
Trailing 80-79 after three quarters, Paul and Griffin combined to score 26 of Los Angeles' 29 points in the fourth quarter. Paul's two free throws with 5 seconds remaining gave the Clippers a three-point lead. Gerald Green's 3-pointer attempt at the buzzer was off the mark and Los Angeles held on for the win.
Eric Bledsoe led Phoenix with 27 points and Green added 23.
Ballmer officially took over ownership of the Clippers in August.